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About House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar offers made-from-scratch, Southern-inspired cooking, including iconic dishes such as New Orleans jambalaya & gumbo, Lowcountry shrimp & grits, house-smoked Carolina pulled-pork barbeque, Memphis-style baby back ribs, and Delta fried chicken. The menu also offers signature Southern-inspired recipes such as Voodoo Shrimp and Carolina Mess, as well as a wide range of burgers, sandwiches & salads. The House of Blues bar is dedicated to showcasing a unique blend of classic and contemporary specialty cocktails, spirits & craft beer.

Located near the French Quarter, Lafayette Square, and Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the House of Blues experience brings together authentic American food, live music, and art like no other place on Earth. The sounds are electric, the art is inspiring, and our kitchen is as rockin' as the talent onstage.

225 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Creole / Cajun / Southern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Cross Street:
Iberville

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 310-4961

Website:
http://www.houseofblues.com/neworleans/crossroads

Entertainment:
Join us for Happy Hour MON-FRI from 3-6PM.

*7 NIGHTS A WEEK*
6PM- Live Music

*WEDNESDAYS*
7PM- Comedy Gold (FREE Comedy Show) hosted by Leon Blanda in Voodoo Garden

*FRIDAYS*
3PM - Hot Out the Pot Fresh Seafood Boil w/ Live Music in Voodoo Garden

*SATURDAYS*
3PM and 7PM- Live Music in Voodoo Garden and HOB Restaurant & Bar

*SUNDAYS*
10AM- Gospel Brunch

Check the House of Blues New Orleans event calendar at our website for a current list of our Music Hall shows and Voodoo Garden events.
*All event times are subject to change due to private parties.

Parking Details:
House of Blues Restaurant and Bar offers validated parking for The Shops at Canal Place covered garage on the corner of N. Peters and Canal. The rate is $7 for up to 6 hours.

Public Transit:
The House of Blues is accessible off the St Charles and Magazine street cars, along with the Magazine St bus-line.

Executive Chef:
Bradly Green

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The House of Blues can accommodate parties from 10 to 1000. Please call for more information.

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Looking for an event that Rocks? Our house can be yours to create lasting memories with spaces perfect for social and corporate events, such as dinners, receptions, meetings and presentations. Your special event is a once in a lifetime experience, let House of Blues take your event center stage.

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - New Orleans Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Authentic (7)
People Watching (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Business Meals (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Romantic (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
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Cozy (3)
Scenic View (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great Beer (2)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 18 hours ago

Good food and service. Nice place

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

Good food; not great. Service was fair. Ambiance was nice and live music was really good.

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·Dined 6 days ago

The worst is the noise that they pretend it is music

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The House Of Blues was so loud there was no way we could talk so we ended up leaving. I think if you go there for music-loud music- you'll love it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very friendly attentive staff and good food - we enjoyed our visits here during our stay in NOLA

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 27, 2017

great food and good price...go and enjoy. we went for lunch and will go back for dinner. the music must be fun at night.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Nice bar with great live music. Shame the vegetarian menu was so limited, but then that was the case in most live music bars we ate in.

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music, Great Beer
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Enjoyed the food and the music. The live performer was very good and he also included us in his show/performance.

Tags: Spicy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

It was just okay. Neat to say I have been there. Food was just so so. Drinks were good. Nice courtyard. Service was really good. Enjoyed music

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Joshua Cook + companion great singers and guitar players !!!!

Very friendly too.

Waitress Anna prompt, caring and effective

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great food and nice music. Friendly servers. Interesting decor.

Tags: Authentic, Live Music
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We ate here for my birthday celebration. The mule was great...although kind of pricey. I really liked the bread pudding and the grit cake a lot!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The only thing we didn’t like was the folk music at a New Orleans Blues Club. I expected blues, silly me.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Live Music
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The Voodoo Shrimp is outstanding! The server was very helpful with recommendations. The atmosphere was great. Music accompanied dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Had the brisket, large portion very good. that being said, service was very slow.
Live music, volume was so loud it was difficult to hold a conversation. cant recommend unless you go strictly for the music.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Place was great but the food was’nt. I told the waitress and the manager about my disappointment. They only offered to bring me more of the same food. Of course I declined that offer.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Fantastic food! Was expecting bar type menu and food but was super surprised. Great local cuisine and great, attentive staff!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Live Music, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Shane was our waiter. Very friendly. Great with our group of high schoolers. Attentive to water glasses and other drinks. Let us know when food was coming. Excellent job!

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fun, Disabled Access, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, People Watching, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Loved everything about our whole evening there. Just awesome!

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

It was a very nice time. It would be better if the attendent that received earlier has given me the correct information. I was at the House of Blues in the afternoon just to know and be aware of its direction. At that time, I asked the lady if they would transmit the NFL night football. She said "yes! We always show the main games of the evening". For my surprise, when my wife and I got there, there was no NFL games on TV. I asked thus and they told me that the night game was the baseball game insted of the NFL game. Not a big deal, bur I was really prepaired to watch my favorite game and having some fun. In the end, we just had our dinner and moved to another place to watch the game.

Tags: Authentic, Live Music
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Music was NOT Blues. But kinda country. The shrimp tacos were bland...shrimp out of a frozen food bag. Good jambalaya, however. Our server did all she could to make up for the meal we sent back. A huge disappointment.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Absolutely caring, concerned and helpful service !! Thank you Stephanie !

Tags: Late-night Find, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fun place for some good eats. Staff was very friendly and welcoming, and the drinks were great

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

My husband and I came to House of Blues looking for great live music and great drinks to celebrate his birthday. Although our waiter, Mike, was very sweet and pretty attentive...we left pretty quickly because the ambiance was dead and we were bored to tears.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Good food, live music and it gave you a good feeling of what NOLA is all about.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Live Music, Authentic
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

I found this place on the internet and said I wanted to go there. My boyfriend saw it when we where walking and and ask me did I want to go there and I said yes. The food was tasteless the menu doesn't offer much and this is from the food menu to the drink menu. We ordered jambalaya they gave us a plate of tasteless rice a few pieces of meat.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was fantastic and the service was outstanding

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Anna was our waitress and she was awesome! Atmosphere was chill, food was great and music was entertaining.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The cocktails are super strong and the food is satisfying. My only suggestion would be to make the key lime pie more tart - it was a little too sweet!

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

My best friend treated me to dinner at The House of Blues for my birthday. Unfortunately, we missed most of the live music. However, our first visit there was a positive experience. I will definitely visit again.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Visit New Orleans

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Excellent choice. Excellent food. Excellent experience.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 30, 2017

ToT fans must try the ToT appetizer, it's a meal for 2

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

We really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The music was not so loud that our party couldn't have a conversation, but was a good volume for enjoying. The restaurant was kid friendly, so our granddaughter was able to join us for a nice dinner. The food was excellent. We really enjoyed the appetizers and entrees.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Live Music, Kid-friendly, Casual
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Party of 6, loved the food, and music, as ever the atmosphere.
Excellent service.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Always amazing and we were treated to a great performance from a local singer. Food was great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Had dinner before going to Tower of Power show. Promptly seated. Great ambiance and energy. Good live entertainment. Friendly wait staff. Food was tasty and service was good. Getting a line pass to the show afterwards was a nice touch.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Enjoy the environment atmosphere, entertainment and food selection. Love it all! Thank you so much "House Of Blues"!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Live Music, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Excellent service and food.
Happy day. Stephanie was our server! A star!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Very slow kitchen!

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